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The bigger threat is the National Security Agency: Despite Heart...

Some are calling it a "worst nightmare". There have been dire predictions that it represents the end of the Internet or that there is, in fact, no real Internet security or that Free and Open Source Software is dangerous to use.

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Related Topix: Science / Technology, Open Source Software, Computers, US News

Wed Apr 16, 2014

Common Dreams

Legacy of US Nuclear Weapons Still Killing Uranium Miners Decades Later: Study

Researchers say the Rossing uranium mine's 1,500 workers are still exposed to dangerous dust The race by the U.S. and British governments to build nuclear arms and power plants in the 1970s has left behind a deadly - and largely ignored - legacy for those who worked at the world's oldest open-pit uranium mine in Namibia.

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Related Topix: US News

OpEdNews

Ukraine, Through the US Looking Glass

The acting president of the coup regime in Kiev announces that he is ordering an "anti-terrorist" operation against pro-Russian protesters in eastern Ukraine, while his national security chief says he has dispatched right-wing ultranationalist fighters who spearheaded the Feb. 22 coup that ousted elected President Viktor Yanukovych.

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Related Topix: World News, Ukraine, Terrorism, Twitter, Russia, US News

Truthdig

4 Dead, 284 Missing in South Korea Ferry Sinking

South Korean rescuers and dive teams worked frantically under floodlights as fears rose for nearly 300 people missing after a ferry sank Wednesday with 462 on board, mostly high school students bound for a holiday island.

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Related Topix: Education Etc., US News

Democracy Now

Was Kansas Shooting Avoidable? White Supremacist Was Ex-Informant With Criminal Past & Hateful Views

Notorious white supremacist Frazier Glenn Miller has been charged with killing three people at two Jewish community sites in Kansas.

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Related Topix: Prison, Criminal Defense Law, Law, US News

Truthdig

Five Ways Nevada Rancher Militia Resembles Pakistan's Taliban

Pakistan The Federally Administered Tribal Area of Pakistan is ruled directly from the capital, Islamabad, rather than having an elected provincial government or legislature.

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Related Topix: Pakistan, World News, US News

Daily Kos

Social Security Administration suspends collection on old debts

Last week, the Washington Post had the story about how Treasury and Social Security had suddenly started going after old overpayments, sometimes decades-old, by garnishing the tax refunds of family members who didn't even receive the overpayments.

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Related Topix: Social Security, Personal Finance, US Politics, US News, US Senate, Democrat, Barbara Mikulski, Barbara Boxer

Tue Apr 15, 2014

OpEdNews

The Climate Is Invading the Earth

If an alien invader with a face were attacking the earth, the difficulties that governments have getting populations to support wars on other humans would be multiplied a thousand fold.

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Related Topix: US News

Daily Kos

Porno Pete arrested in Canada, charged with mischief

LaBarbera and Bill Whatcott, a Canadian anti-abortion activist, were taken into custody and charged with mischief, reports the CBC.

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Related Topix: Gay/Lesbian, Abortion, Canada, US News

Common Dreams

Industrial Smog Amplifying Extreme Weather: Study

Extreme winter weather patterns felt across the Northern Hemisphere this year were exacerbated by extreme industrial pollution in Asia, according to a team of atmospheric scientists who published a new report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Science Tuesday.

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Related Topix: Weather, US News

Common Dreams

Man Arrested After Two Backpacks Left Near Boston Marathon Finish Line on Bombing Anniversary

Boston police on Tuesday evening say they have a man in custody after he left suspicious backpacks near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on the one year anniversary of bombings that shocked the city, and the nation, one year ago today.

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Related Topix: Outdoor Recreation, Marathon, US News

The Nation

The Tax Breaks That Are Killing the Planet

ExxonMobil, the world's largest oil company, hauled in a $32.6 billion profit last year.

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Related Topix: Exxon Mobil, Energy, Oil & Gas, Global Warming, Powder River, WY, US News

ThinkProgress

As Fracking-Quake Link Becomes Clearer, Ohio Requires Stricter Seismic Monitoring

Fracking was the "probable" cause of a series of small earthquakes that shook northeast Ohio last month, state officials announced on Friday.

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Related Topix: Ohio, Earthquake, Natural Disasters, US News

Common Dreams

Factory Collapse Equals Murder: Bangladeshi Officials

Bangladeshi police announced Tuesday they are throwing murder charges at an owner of the Rana Plaza factory complex that collapsed last April , killing 1,135 garment workers and injuring over 2,500.

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Related Topix: Bangladesh, World News, Asia, US News

Truthdig

A Victory Lap for Obamacare

All the naysaying in the world can't drown out mounting evidence that the Affordable Care Act, President Obama's signature domestic achievement, is a real success.

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Related Topix: US News, Health Insurance, Health

The Nation

Seven Facts About Our Broken Tax System

A truly progressive tax system would ask those who are the most well-off in America to contribute the most in taxes.

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Related Topix: Tax, US News

Common Dreams

A. Philip Randolph: Relentless Advocate for Economic and Racial Justice

A. Philip Randolph, a pioneer of the civil rights movement who said, 'Freedom is never given... it is won."

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Related Topix: New York, us Travel, Travel, US News

Common Dreams

On Supporting Progressives in Ukraine, Wherever They Are

Pro-Russian activists clash with Maidan supporters as they storm the regional government building in Kharkiv on 1 March 2014.

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Related Topix: Europe, World News, Ukraine, Maida, ND, Russia, US News

Common Dreams

Gaza Corrodes Israel's Soul

As Israel continues its unlawful siege of the Gaza Strip, the health situation for the Palestinians continues to be critical.

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Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, Palestinian Territories, Netherlands, US News

War Is A Crime

Washington Fights Fire With Fire in Libya

That's what I asked a spokesman for U.S. Africa Command . "I am surprised by your mentioning the Canary Islands," he responded by email.

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Related Topix: Africa, Tribal, Muammar Gaddafi (Gadhafi), US News

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